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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Elio Grasso Gavarini Vigna Chiniera Barolo 2008
Elio Grasso Gavarini Vigna Chiniera Barolo 2008
(search item no. 118251)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#24 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

The size of this wine begins with the intense ruby color. The nose shows delicate aromas of tobacco and leather as a backdrop to its fruity opulence. The hint of toasty oak is a tribute to Elio's skillful and judicious use of barrique aging. The tannins meld into the structure, allowing it to finish with length and consistency.

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About Elio Grasso:

Currently, the Elio Grasso estate has a productive vineyard holding of 14 hectares. The cellar uses only estate-grown grapes from varieties traditionally grown, with excellent results, in the Langhe hill country near Alba.

Reflecting the imprint of the vineyard where the fruit was grown in order to give our wines their unique personality is the goal that we - myself, my wife Marina and our son, Gianluca - strive to achieve, with the invaluable assistance of our consultant wine technician, Piero Ballario.

We believe that to be acknowledged first as grape farmers, and then as wine producers, is the best way to honour, and continue the labours of, those who have faced before us the challenges that working with nature and her products, like wine, entails. This, and a desire to be true to ourselves, prompts us propose, without presumption, the convictions and conduct shared by all Langhe farming families, characteristics worth preserving and which we believe make the difference.